this time , since the fish are holding deep in the thermocline . Anglers are getting ready for the beginning of trout plants at Pardee this fall as the water cools in the coming weeks . The lake is currently 82 percent of capacity . Lake Camanche is also seeing scant numbers of anglers , as recreational boaters are still dominating the lake ’ s waters . The lake was holding at 42 percent of capacity at press time . Boaters can target holdover rainbows while trolling Speedy Shiners and other lures near the dam and in the river channel by going as deep as 70 feet . Fishing will rebound when the water cools and fall rainbow trout plants begin with the arrival of cooler water temperatures .
Fishing Pressure Is Very Light In Low Water Conditions
OREGON HOUSE – Fishing pressure is very light at Collins Lake . Boat launch ramps are closed due to drought conditions at Collins Lake , although rental boats are still available . Bank fishing is still available at Collins Lake , while kayak enthusiasts can launch from the shore . The lake level is 73 ′ from full . The surface temperature is 75.5 degrees and the water clarity is clear , according to the Collins Lake Resort . Due to the warm water conditions and low lake level , catfish and black bass offer the top fishing prospects at Collins , but few fish have been weighed in at the resort during September . If you want to hook large fish at Collins Lake , targeting channel catfish definitely offers you the best chance . For example , Alex Sinha bagged a 14-1 / 4 lb . catfish on August 13 while using a piece of “ burger bun ” off the rental dock . Another happy angler landed a 12 pound channel catfish while bait fishing off the rental dock on the following day ,
Trout ~ Kokanee ~ Salmon ~ Shad
18 Proven Kokanee / Trout Dodgers !
Wow ! This angler was fishing on the Sacramento River with Mike bogue when he landed this monster king salmon ! Photo Courtesy of Mike Bogue ’ s Guide Service
240 different size / color combinations !
There are some huge catfish prowling the waters of Collins , The biggest catfish caught out of Collins Lake this season was the 22 pound behemoth that Earl Hudson hooked and released while using a Rat-L- Trap on June 16 .
- Dan Bacher
DON PEDRO LAKE
Epic Trolling Adventure Yields Limits of Big Rainbows , 6.5 Lb . King !
LA GRANGE – On the latest trolling adventure at Don Pedro Lake , Monte Smith of Gold Country
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